Former SeaChange Broadcast Group (now XOR Media) to focus on storage and media delivery solutions
Greenville, NH (May 15,2012)
As announced prior to the 2012 NAB show, the former SeaChange International Broadcast server and storage business unit has established its own privately held independent company named XOR Media. The new Company will focus its enhanced resources entirely on media-centric, cloud-capable storage systems and associated video codec servers that address ingest and playout, production, digital media factories, media asset management, disaster recovery, and active near-line archives.
XOR Media Chief Executive Officer Zheng Gao, who continues the group leadership he started as SeaChange Broadcast president, explains; “The new XOR Media, with over 150 design and support engineers, is ideally positioned and focused to synergistically provide leading-edge media storage solutions across the Broadcast landscape by incorporating our industry-leading MediaClient codecs with our unique simultaneous SAN/NAS Universal MediaLibrary storage architecture. At the same time, we maintain support for our legacy MediaCluster customers.”
Zheng continued, “We are taking an existing profitable business and enhancing it with increased investments in engineering and customers services, an area of the Company that has been and will always be our highest priority. All existing customer support agreements with SeaChange Broadcast will seamlessly transition to the new entity.”
XOR Media brings with it an installed base of over 300 top-tier customers; 12,000 on-air channels; and 11PB of managed media-centric data. The company is headquartered in Greenville, New Hampshire, USA and has sales, services, and support facilities around the globe to provide world-class support for legacy as well as new installations.
Zheng Gao concluded, “The feedback we have from the industry on the institution of XOR Media as an independent company has been very encouraging. We are delighted in uncovering new opportunities in this very positive time for our customers, partners, and friends.”